As reported last week, for an Operation: Anchorage Q&A with DLC Producer Jeff Gardiner, GameSpy called on forum members to do their dirty work — designating a thread for submitting questions. Over the weekend, GameSpy selected many of the questions and Jeff answered them. Here’s one of the questions that Jeff answered:
GSpy Reader: Will the Operation: Anchorage content be open-ended like in Shivering Isles, or will it be a wholly linear experience akin to not-so-notable downloadable content we’ve seen from other games?
Jeff Gardiner: Operation: Anchorage is a more linear experience. However, there are decisions to be made within the scope of the content itself. The player has the choice on how to outfit their strike team. They also get to decide how to approach and subdue the Chinese Stronghold, as well as how and if they’ll help the Brotherhood Outcasts. Subsequent DLC, The Pitt and Broken Steel, will contain more open-world gameplay.
You can find the rest of the Q&A here. And if you missed it, Operation: Anchorage will be released on Games for Windows LIVE and Xbox LIVE next Tuesday, Jan. 27.
This evening we received excited news: IGN announced their Overall Game of the Year Award for 2008 — selecting Fallout 3. Above you can check out the video they made paying tribute to the game (and Megaton).
Crazy times here in the Capital region. First, it’s insanely cold. Checking out Weather Channel, right now it “feels like 1 degree.” BRRRRR! To add to the fun, we’re expecting 2-3 million visitors coming to the area for President-Elect Obama’s inauguration next week. Exciting times…but it’s going to be hectic too.
On top of all that, the stage for this year’s Super Bowl will be determined this weekend. While we’re in Redskins country, I would have expected some rooting for the Baltimore Ravens. But from the list below, it’s all about the Stillerz. Hmm, maybe we should make some downloadble content in the Pittsburgh area???
Anyways, while we stay inside to avoid the cold and all the tourists, here’s the games we’ll be playing when we’re not watching football.
Have a great weekend!
Fred Zeleny, Steel City Expatriate: X-Com Interceptor, Rock Band 2 (with my new cymbal set!), and starting my second campaign in Fall From Heaven 2. I think I’ll make a black and gold Steeler empire to crush the world. Oh yes.
Megan Sawyer, Environment Artist: Animal Crossing City Folk. Also, rooting for the Steelers. GO STILLERZ!
Chris Rodriguez, Systems Programmer: Twilight Princess, Bully. Go Steelers!
Erik J. Steelersponi: World of Steelercraft, Steeler Quest, giving Steelers of War 2 another try.
Since Fallout 3 was released, I’ve received numerous emails asking about where you can buy music from the game. If you pre-ordered the game from Gamestop, you might have been lucky enough to get a few of the game’s tracks on our soundtrack sampler. If you’re looking for more tunes from the game, there’s a pretty good iMix up with songs you can purchase from the game.
To find it, enter the iTunes Store. From there, select “Music,” then “iMix.” From the iMix page, if you do a search for Fallout, you should find an iMix one user submitted called Fallout 3.. From there, you can purchase any or all of the following songs:
Butcher Pete — Roy Brown
I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire — The Ink Spots
Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall — The Ink Spots & Ella Fitzgerald
Way Back Home — Bob Crosby and the Bobcats
Anything Goes — Cole Porter with Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
Maybe — The Ink Spots
Dear Hearts and Gentle People — Bob Crosby and the Bobcats
No, we’re not making a game based on the Cable Guy, but that scene above was the first thing that came to mind when I learned about Medieval Games, a new title coming to the Nintendo Wii from our sister studio, Vir2L Studios. Here’s a bit from the game’s press release:
From battling dragons and storming the castle, to catapulting and archery contests, Medieval Games offers hours of fun for the entire family. Choose from a variety of colorful characters, such as the knight, princess, bard, or wizard as you compete in a variety of game modes. Tournaments and jousting await in this rich fantasy world!
The game is early on in it’s development, but I wanted to make sure it’s on your radar. Additionally, Vir2L is working on ZeniMax’s first iPhone (and iPod touch) game — Scram Sam.
For over a year, Thorlak Island Team have been working on a pretty expansive Oblivion project, entitled Thorlak Island: Blood in the Snow. This mod offers a new (snow covered) island to explore, all new NPCs and towns, nine new quests, and more.